Senior Research Scientists

The current list of current Senior Research Scientists at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.  Additionally, information on former SRS members is provided for historical purposes.

 
NOTE: Initiated by Rochus "Robbie" Vogt, Moustafa T. Chahine and Bruce Murray were two of the first SRS and they were appointed in 1978.
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Ph.D. Date - 1979
Appointment Date - 06/01
Nondestructive Evaluation and Characterization
Bar-Cohen, Yoseph
Ph.D. Date - 1984
Appointment Date - 07/98
Theory & Application of Adaptive Control Systems
Bayard, David S.
Ph.D. Date - 1979
Appointment Date - 06/06
IR Astronomy and Astrophysics
Beichman, Charles
Ph.D. Date - 1987
Appointment Date - 02/09
Condensed Matter Physics
Bell, L. Douglas
Ph.D. Date - 1974
Appointment Date - 07/98
Multiphase Flows Dynamics & Combustion
Bellan, Josette
Ph.D. Date - 1994
Appointment Date - 06/06
Experimental Astrophysics and Cosmology
Bock, James
Ph.D. Date - 1983
Appointment Date - 06/06
Planetary Astronomy
Buratti, Bonnie
Ph.D. Date - 1988
Appointment Date - 03/15
Robotics, Kinematics, Mechanical Systems and Control
Burdick, Joel W. (1)
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Ph.D. Date - 1970
Appointment Date - 11/07
Planetary Science
Carlson, Robert
Ph.D. Date - 1999
Appointment Date - 03/15
THz Technology for Space and Earth Science
Chattopadhyay, Goutam
Ph.D. Date - 1998
Appointment Date - 12/13
Solar System Dynamics
Chesley, Steven
Ph.D. Date - 1990
Appointment Date - 11/07
Autonomous Space Systems
Chien, Steve
Ph.D. Date - 1966
Appointment Date - 05/90
Atom and Ion Scattering
Chutjian, Ara
Ph.D. Date - 1970
Appointment Date - 03/04
Life Detection Program
Coleman, Max L.
Ph.D. Date - 1984
Appointment Date - 08/99
Atmospheric Physics & Radiation
Crisp, David
Ph.D. Date - 1989
Appointment Date - 04/06
Gravitational Wave Science
Cutler, Curt
D
Ph.D. Date - 1993
Appointment Date - 12/13
Superconducting Detectors
Day, Peter
Ph.D. Date - 1976
Appointment Date - 06/07
Planetary Geodesy, Climate
Dickey, Jean
Ph.D. Date - 1973
Appointment Date - 10/06
Experiments, instrumentation, and simulations in Fluid Dynamics, mixing and combustion; and remote sensing
Dimotakis, Paul (1)
Ph.D. Date - 1977
Appointment Date - 11/07
Imaging Spectroradiometry and Polarimetry
Diner, David
Ph.D. Date - 1978
Appointment Date - 08/99
Digital Communication, Information and Coding Theory
Divsalar, Dariush
E
Ph.D. Date - 1979
Appointment Date - 09/10
Infrared Astronomy and Galaxy Clusters
Eisenhardt, Peter
Ph.D. Date - 1971
Appointment Date - 09/81
Radar Remote Sensing Science
Elachi, Charles
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Ph.D. Date - 1988
Appointment Date - 12/13
Solid State Energy Conversion
Fleurial, Jean-Pierre
Ph.D. Date - 1980
Appointment Date - 05/94
Physical Oceanography
Fu, Lee-Lueng
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Ph.D. Date - 1993
Appointment Date - 09/12
Millimeter-wave Science Instruments
Gaier, Todd
Ph.D. Date - 1981
Appointment Date - 11/06
Plasma Devices, Communications
Goebel, Daniel
Ph.D. Date - 1979
Appointment Date - 06/06
Millimeter/Submillimeter Astronomy
Goldsmith, Paul F.
Ph.D. Date - 1981
Appointment Date - 06/06
Planetary Geology
Golombek, Matthew
Ph.D. Date - 1987
Appointment Date - 01/03
CMB Research
Gorski, Kris
Ph.D. Date - 2003
Appointment Date - 06/06
Environmental Imaging Spectroscopy
Green, Robert O.
Ph.D. Date - 1982
Appointment Date - 09/10
Geodesy
Gross, Richard
Ph.D. Date - 1985
Appointment Date - 06/00
Semiconductor Device Research
Gunapala, Sarath
H
Ph.D. Date - 1984
Appointment Date - 07/97
System Identification/Field of Control
Hadaegh, Fred Y.
Ph.D. Date - 1969
Appointment Date - 08/88
Ocean Sciences
Halpern, David
Ph.D. Date - 1994
Appointment Date - 02/09
Software Reliability, Runtime Verification
Havelund, Klaus
Ph.D. Date - 1985
Appointment Date - 03/15
Radar Interferomety
Hensley, Scott
Ph.D. Date - 1979
Appointment Date - 02/05
Computer Science, Software Reliability
Holzmann, Gerard J.
Ph.D. Date - 1989
Appointment Date - 03/15
Earth Science with the Thermal Infrared Techniques
Hook, Simon
I
Ph.D. Date - 1995
Appointment Date - 12/13
Solid Earth Dynamics and Cryospheric Science
Ivins, Erik
J
Ph.D. Date - 1972
Appointment Date - 03/15
Solar System Dynamics
Jacobson, Robert
Ph.D. Date - 1986
Appointment Date - 02/09
Multibody System Dynamics
Jain, Abhinandan
Ph.D. Date - 1972
Appointment Date - 09/10
Radio Astronomy
Janssen, Michael
Ph.D. Date - 1970
Appointment Date - 09/81
Planetary Surfaces/Remote Sensing
Johnson, Torrence V.
K
Ph.D. Date - 1988
Appointment Date - 06/06
Laboratory Spectroscopy
Kanik, Isik
Ph.D. Date - 1988
Appointment Date - 03/15
Condensed Matter Physics: Superconductivity; Detectors & Mixers: Hot Electron Bolometer
Karasik, Boris
Ph.D. Date - 1980
Appointment Date - 06/00
Remote Sensing of the Ice-Covered Oceans
Kwok, Ron
L
Ph.D. Date - 1968
Appointment Date - 07/97
Astronomy
Langer, William D.
Ph.D. Date - 1983
Appointment Date - 09/12
Cosmology, CMB
Lawrence, Charles
Ph.D. Date - 1983
Appointment Date - 06/06
Superconducting Devices
LeDuc, Henry
Ph.D. Date - 1978
Appointment Date - 09/93
Physical Oceanography/Air-Sea Interactions
Liu, W. Timothy
Ph.D. Date - 1986
Appointment Date - 02/09
Planetary Geology and Volcanology
Lopes, Rosaly
M
Ph.D. Date - 2003
Appointment Date - 03/15
Astronomy and Astrophysics
Mainzer, Amy
Ph.D. Date - 1989
Appointment Date - 03/15
Ionospheric and Atmospheric Remote Sensing
Mannucci, Anthony
Ph.D. Date - 1989
Appointment Date - 06/01
Computer vision in the field of robotics
Matthies, Larry
Ph.D. Date - 1976
Appointment Date - 10/06
Atmospheric Physics
McCleese, Daniel J.
Ph.D. Date - 1990
Appointment Date - 09/10
Terahertz Technology Instruments
Mehdi, Imran
Ph.D. Date - 1970
Appointment Date - 08/88
Laser remote sensing
Menzies, Robert T.
Ph.D. Date - 1981
Appointment Date - 06/06
Optics, Optical Engineering
Mouroulis, Pantazis
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Ph.D. Date - 1991
Appointment Date - 02/09
Remote Sensing
Nghiem, Son
Ph.D. Date - 1990
Appointment Date - 09/12
Optoelectronic Materials/Devices
Nikzad, Shouleh
Ph.D. Date - 1976
Appointment Date - 06/06
Remote Sensing, Hydrologic Processes
Njoku, Eni
O
Ph.D. Date - 1975
Appointment Date - 06/95
Atmospheres of the Outer Planets
Orton, Glenn S.
P
Ph.D. Date - 1970
Appointment Date - 11/98
Evolution of Meteorites & Planets
Papanastassiou, Dimitri
Ph.D. Date - 1994
Appointment Date - 11/07
Planetary Geophysics
Pappalardo, Robert
Ph.D. Date - 1986
Appointment Date - 03/15
Astrophysics
Pellegrino, Sergio (1)
Ph.D. Date - 1991
Appointment Date - 04/16
Planetary Geology
Plaut, Jeffrey J.
Ph.D. Date - 1983
Appointment Date - 09/12
Atomic Clocks, Fundamental Physics
Prestage, John
Ph.D. Date - 1978
Appointment Date - 10/06
Astrophysics
Prince, Thomas A. (1)
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Ph.D. Date - 1972
Appointment Date - 10/06
Astronomy
Readhead, Anthony (1)
Ph.D. Date - 1999
Appointment Date - 04/16
Astrophysics and Dark Matter Cosmology
Rhodes, Jason
Ph.D. Date - 1991
Appointment Date - 06/06
Radar Interferometry, Glaciology
Rignot, Eric (2)
Ph.D. Date - 1989
Appointment Date - 04/16
Satellite Radar Interferometry
Rosen, Paul A.
S
Ph.D. Date - 1980
Appointment Date - 07/96
Chemical Kinetics/Atmospheric Science
Sander, Stanley P.
Ph.D. Date - 1993
Appointment Date - 04/16
Remote Sensing of Atmospheric Composition
Santee, Michelle
Ph.D. Date - 1982
Appointment Date - 03/15
Ecosystems and Carbon Cycle Science
Schimel, David
Ph.D. Date - 1984
Appointment Date - 06/01
Infrared/Millimeter Astrophysics
Serabyn, Eugene
Ph.D. Date - 1983
Appointment Date - 06/06
Terahertz Sensor Technology
Siegel, Peter (1)
Ph.D. Date - 1990
Appointment Date - 12/13
Planetary Geophysics
Smrekar, Suzanne
Ph.D. Date - 1983
Appointment Date - 11/07
Planetary Geophysics
Sotin, Christophe
Ph.D. Date - 1977
Appointment Date - 09/12
Radiative Transfer, Cloud Physics & Climate
Stephens, Graeme
Ph.D. Date - 1999
Appointment Date - 04/16
Extragalatic Astrophysics
Stern, Daniel
Ph.D. Date - 1996
Appointment Date - 11/07
Adaptive and Evolvable Hardware
Stoica, Adrian
T
Ph.D. Date - 1986
Appointment Date - 09/12
Semiconductor Devices/Physics
Ting, David
Ph.D. Date - 1984
Appointment Date - 06/06
Atmospheric Remote Sensing
Toon, Geoffrey
Ph.D. Date - 1968
Appointment Date - 11/07
Atmospheric Spectroscopy and Exoplanet Detection
Traub, Wesley
Ph.D. Date - 1972
Appointment Date - 07/97
Visible/ultraviolet astronomy
Trauger, John T.
Ph.D. Date - 1972
Appointment Date - 07/86
Plasma physics
Tsurutani, Bruce T.
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Ph.D. Date - 1985
Appointment Date - 11/07
Space Plasma Physics
Velli, Marco
Ph.D. Date - 1982
Appointment Date - 02/09
Molecular Microbial Diversity
Venkateswaran, Kasturi
W
Ph.D. Date - 1992
Appointment Date - 11/07
Climate dynamics and modeling
Waliser, Duane
Ph.D. Date - 1977
Appointment Date - 05/90
Laser Spectroscopy/Atmospheric Chemistry
Webster, Christopher R.
Ph.D. Date - 1968
Appointment Date - 06/91
Infrared Astrophysics
Werner, Michael W.
Ph.D. Date - 1977
Appointment Date - 06/06
Radiative Transfer & Retrieval
West, Robert
Ph.D. Date - 1969
Appointment Date - 02/09
Solar System Dynamics
Williams, James
Y
Ph.D. Date - 1974
Appointment Date - 12/97
Protostars & Protoplanetary Disks
Yorke, Harold W.
Ph.D. Date - 1988
Appointment Date - 03/15
Quantum Sensors, Optical Micro-Resonators
Yu, Nan
Ph.D. Date - 1991
Appointment Date - 12/13
Active and Passive Microwave Remote Sensing
Yueh, Simon H.
Ph.D. Date - 1974
Appointment Date - 03/15
Planetary Atmospheres; Planetary Science
Yung, Yuk (1)
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Ph.D. Date - 1987
Appointment Date - 10/06
Submillimeter Astronomy
Zmuidzinas, Jonas (1)
Ph.D. Date - 1974
Appointment Date - 09/93
Atmospheric Dynamics
Zurek, Richard W.


(1) joint JPL/Caltech appointment
(2) joint JPL/UCI appointment